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Rowing

Rowing is a physically and mentally demanding sport where precision and teamwork is essential to succeed. Sarah has endured almost 10 years of early mornings and long hours of training but doesn’t see any reason to stop. Magical sunrises, peaceful mornings cruising down the Yarra river and being one with the boat are only topped […]

Noosa Holiday

Sarah was recently lucky enough to escape to the beautiful Noosa sunshine for some R & R with a side of adventure. Not one to laze around on the beach all day, Sarah took the opportunity to wake up early each morning with the sun (no day light savings here!) and start the day with […]

BUILDING CORE STRENGTH AT HOME

Forget your six-pack goals. Core strength is super important for health and fitness beyond just having great abs! Weak core muscles can leave you susceptible to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strengthening core muscles may also help improve back pain. Here are some tips for getting the basics right. The plank is a great starting exercise in a home core strength [&helli...

FOOTY PRESEASON HAS BEGUN AGAIN

Don’t be fooled by our meek, wet start to summer – days are getting longer and the ringing of cicadas is coming, which can only mean one thing – footy preseason is upon us! After a short break between seasons, its time to grab those shoes and get to it again. Avoiding injury during preseason […]

How much does the mind cure the body? Well it seems, a lot!

We found this wonderful article in the Sydney Morning Herald.   Its about the quickly evolving area of medicine relating to disease, and how it is affected by the mind.  Its not just a thought bubble now, but is rooted in scientific fact.  Simply if you believe, then you get positive changes that can be measured […]

Osteoarthritis Myths

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects the joints in our bodies. It can affect a single joint or multiple joints. Common symptoms of OA include; Joint stiffness Pain with movement Joint swelling Joint instability Muscle weakness Decreased range of motion Sounds within the joint There are many misconceptions about OA […]

Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is caused by rapid acceleration-deceleration forces to the head and neck. The injury can involve strain to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, discs and nerves. Our resident extreme sports loving Osteopath Bret Murray is all too familiar with whiplash, having experienced it many times at the hands of […]

Dry Needling VS Acupuncture – is there a difference?

Many of our patients have had some form of needling in the past, but quite often are unaware that there are two distinct modalities that encompass the use of needles. Needling generally involves a stainless steel needle which can range from 30-70mm in length and vary in thickness as well, penetrating through the skin.  The […]

Three Osteopathic Tips for Runners

Whether you do it simply for exercise, or you’re trying to build up your abilities and stamina towards achieving a personal goal like running a marathon, running is simply a fantastic hobby to adopt. But like a lot of physical activities, if you approach it without the proper knowledge, you can end up not receiving […]

A beautiful day in the garden

With the essence of spring well and truely in the air, our Blackburn Osteopath Osteopath Lisa took the opportunity cruise out of the big smoke through the gorgeous Mt Dandenong Tourist Route to Silvan, winding up at the Tesslar Flower Farm.  Lisa was lucky enough to catch the Tulip Festival on its closing weekend; according to […]